The Plot

On a warm spring day, the opening of the poll stations in a small southern-Italian town is disrupted when three Italian citizens and an Eritrean break in. Unemployed, they plan to take over the school where the voting is taking place by force of arms. By chance, the daughter of Sen. Cannavacciulo, a leading local politician with ties to organized crime, finds herself in the building. A rigged ballot form is found, which offers evident proof of the voting fraud perpetrated by Cannavacciuolo. Negotiations begin with the occupiers, who are determined to resist at all costs, but in the end the police drive the four men out. The final scene shows the daughter of Cannavacciuolo herself exposing the ballot fraud by handing the rigged voting sheet over to the Carabinieri.